AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Shane Christie of Tasman makes a run during the round five ITM Cup match between North Harbour and Tasman at North Harbour Stadium on September 13, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Makos squad takes shape

The 2015 edition of the nation's most talked about provincial rugby side is taking shape.

Van rolls in valley

Two people were left with serious injuries and had to be airlifted to Wellington Hospital after the van they were travelling in rolled off the road.

Two severely injured after a van rolled off the road in Awatere Valley early Sunday morning.

Watson denied parole

Scott Watson loses first hearing after serving 17 years for Olivia Hope and Ben Smart's murder.

Kind act fuels gratitude

The woman who paid for Caroline Mardon's petrol asked only one thing: pay it forward.

Fire damages building

Police are investigating two fires in Blenheim believed to be arson.

Mixed reaction to sale

Reaction to sale of Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines mixed.

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News

Free after-hours care under negotiation

Free GP visits for under 13s.

1 min ago  Negotiations are underway to secure free after-hours visits for children under 13 in Marlborough.

Blenheim photographer recognised

3:15 PM  photo to be sent to Nicola

Lottery win bittersweet for couple

Serious injuries after Awatere Valley crash

Sport

Development settle for draw

Football

13 min ago  Marlborough Development carried a 1-0 lead to within a couple of minutes of full time against Nelson Suburbs Seals on Saturday in Blenheim, but a late equaliser from Seals meant the hosts left the field disappointed with a draw.

Geldenhuys says final win 'unreal'

3:52 PM  At the beginning of 2014 Ross Geldenhuys arrived in New Zealand looking to revitalise his rugby career.

Midfielder Nigel Satherley about to score for the Marlborough Boys' College First XV against St Bede's College in Christchurch on Saturday.

MBC First XV rue second half slump

3:53 PM  Despite holding an 18-10 halftime lead, the NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV went down 37-21 to St Bede’s College in Christchurch on Saturday, leaving them just back of the top four in the UC Championship rugby standings.

Opinion
An image from Mum's Diet by Joy Cowley, who says that, far from shaming fat people, the 1987 children's book promotes a healthy acceptance of all body types.

Body-shamer shaming is ... shameful

OPINION: It’s time we faced up to the harm that can be done by extreme literary diets.

Business

Yealands sells to power firm video

Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

Marlborough entrepreneur Peter Yealands has sold his majority shareholding in Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines.

Drought still major concern in Marlborough

The effects of the lengthy drought and continuing feed supply and grass growth issues continue to concern farmers.

The inaugural Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker competition will enhance employment prospects for the winner, says awards chairwoman Sophie Matthews.

Young winemakers celebrated

A new award to celebrate the skills of young winemakers in Marlborough will be held on Friday

Your Marlborough

"Inspirational" teacher to retire

Carolyn Robinson, who has just retired from Riverlands School, in front of the blackboard she has had for 25 years

Carolyn Robinson always wanted to be a teacher, she says. 

Book festival Q & A - Jane Hunter

In the fourth of a series of chats with people behind the Marlborough Book Festival, Jane Hunter shares her thoughts on reading. The managing director of Hunter's Wine, Jane is a book lover and sponsor of the festival.

Brittany Hughes in her new Grovetown business, Boutique Beauty and Massage

Beauty therapy among the vines

community amber-leigh woolf

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